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June 26, 2013 1:53 pm
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Yesh Atid Bill Seeks to Formally Establish Israel as a Jewish State

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Yesh Atid Knesset members celebrating an electoral victory.

Ynet – Yesh Atid ‘s Ruth Calderon has submitted a bill giving the Declaration of Independence the legal status of a basic law, formally establishing Israel as a Jewish state.

The bill was proposed as part of joint efforts with the Habayit Hayehudi party on a new “nation state” bill. This is the first time the Knesset has been asked to enact into law Israel’s Jewish character.

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